Marine Research Associate III, Resilience (CRC)Position Number
PSA/NEA - Professional Staff AssocPay Grade Level
12Pay Grade Range
$59,775 - $90,879Status
Calendar Year, Full-time, LimitedDepartment
GSO Coastal Resources CenterContact(s)
Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https://jobs.uri.edu)Contact Phone/ExtensionContact EmailPhysical DemandsCampus Location
Narragansett Bay CampusGrant Funded
NoExtension Contingency Notes
This is a full-time calendar year position limited to March 11, 2023 with anticipated renewal.Job Description SummaryBASICFUNCTION:
Provide technical support and research assistance of an advanced and often independent nature. Assume responsibility for portions of CRC's and RI Sea Grant (RISG) US coastal resilience municipal, state, and regional programs.Duties and ResponsibilitiesESSENTIALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES:
In coordination with principal investigator(s), provide technical support (e.g., development of coastal plans and policies). Disseminate scientific and technical information to stakeholders. Integrate innovative policy, and technical strategies to respond to stakeholder (public and private sector) needs. Development of coastal management tools and approaches to CRC's and RI Sea Grant's US Resilient Communities and Economies program.
Provide educational resources and technical support to professionals by providing guidance and increasing capacity for municipalities to achieve sustainability and resilience goals. Develop an understanding of the local landscape and establish relationships with the local community members and stakeholders, including grassroots leaders, state officials, regional planning organizations, non-profits, and others. Actively incorporate environmental justice and equity best practices as appropriate to each project.
Assist principal investigator(s) with the design, promotion, and execution of virtual and in-person trainings and other capacity building events for coastal practitioners, resource users, business, and the public on issues and aspects related to coastal resilience efforts and integrated coastal resources management (e.g., coastal hazard adaptation, evaluation, & monitoring).
Assist in the development and implementation of research and extension proposals, synthesis of technical information, technical reports, and contributions to research publications. Work with researchers to translate their research into usable deliverables for stakeholders and in turn, provide researchers with stakeholder needs related to potential research projects. Inform and educate communities about the availability of best practices for obtaining grants assistance.
Develop work plans, budgets, and progress reports to meet CRC, RI Sea Grant, and other funder requirements. Assist in tracking progress against program goals.
Work with other faculty, staff, and partner organizations in a multidisciplinary team environment to create and deliver program materials. Organize and attend trainings, conferences, and workshops, both regionally and locally. Set up program sites and meeting rooms for the presentation of programs (involving transporting, lifting, and moving boxes of educational and/or program materials as well as tables, chairs, etc. as needed). Supervise students in project efforts.OTHERDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform additional duties as required.
Must provide own transportation. Regular visits to program site locations, with a focus on coastal communities, requiring in-state and out-of-state travel.LICENSES, TOOLSANDEQUIPMENT:
Personal computers, printers; word processing, database, and spreadsheet software. Social media. Must have own transportation. Must be able to lift 25 pounds (boxes of educational/program materials.)Required QualificationsREQUIRED:
1. Master's degree in marine or environmental policy, science, management, planning, or related field.
2. Minimum of three years of professional experience providing technical knowledge (e.g. coastal management, natural resources management, applied science) in a government, business, environmental, and/or educational organization.
3. Demonstrated project management experience.
4. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
5. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
6. Demonstrated presentation skills.
7. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.
8. Demonstrated experience developing and managing websites and social media.
9. Willingness to travel to attend weeknight and weekend meetings.
10. Must have own transportation.
11. Must be able to lift 25 pounds (boxes of educational/program materials.)Preferred QualificationsPREFERRED
1. Demonstrated experience focused on engagement and capacity building of targeted stakeholders for coastal resilience or sustainability efforts.
2. Demonstrated science communication experience.
3. Demonstrated experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
4. Demonstrated experience organizing and attending trainings, conferences, and workshops, both regionally and locally.ALLREQUIREMENTSARESUBJECT TO POSSIBLEMODIFICATION TO REASONABLYACCOMMODATEINDIVIDUALSWITHDISABILITIES.Environmental Conditions
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.Posting Date
02/08/2022Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:
(#1) Cover letter.
(#3) "Other Document-References" - the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf doc).Quicklink for Posting
https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/9175Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Other Document - References